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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 9, 2009 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

didn't clapton also say some pretty derogatory things about the dead back in those days?

then again, I recall Jer knocking New Orleans as being overrated for music (it must have been tongue in cheek).

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Jun 9, 2009 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

what Clapton said was prtty ambiguous. Can't remember the exact words (devil being in the detail and all that) but it was something along the lines of 'all the States had were the Dead and so we took it (USA) by storm'. Could mean the Dead were (v)good but not enough to prevent a swing to Cream, or could mean 'all they had were the Dead' and that wasn't very much. I tend to go for (interpret he meant) the latter and although 'Layla' the album is one of my all time favourites, I have never forgiven Clapton the person (as opposed to the player) for slandering my even greater favourie - the Dead. Also not very happy about Clapton's minimal acknowledgement of Duane Allman's input to 'Layla' (read his book) but then time, drink & drugs may well have took their tollon his memory, but (2) Layla was Duane's tune (plus drummer & Coolidge and of course Bobby Whitlock's presence). Of course he was oh so complimentary of Garcia at the time of his death but he obviuosly didn't want to be seen saying the wrong thing. Q: Did Clapton ever do anything on a par with 'Layla' after DA's death? I know they only coincided for a relative moment but it was all downhill (creatively) for Clapton after Layla (& Duane) and I will stand by that.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 9, 2009 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

It's funny how you can find quotes going both ways for both sides of the pond. I always recall one by Lesh, which I can't find now, in which he says something to the effect that the Beatles were never really part of the revolution (whatever that means)...at some level, I agree (pop aspects), but still...other times you get a sense that they thought highly of them.

Bottom line is I imagine any number of them, both sides, saying good and bad things, and a lot is no doubt taken out of context.

And don't forget there were also wars between No CA and So CA as well...Doors vs DEAD, etc. NY vs West Coast, etc.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jun 9, 2009 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

Here is Phil on the Beatles from the same documentary I mentioned earlier:

Phil:
"I don't know where you were the first time you ever heard "Tomorrow Never Knows", but a friend of ours pulled us in off the street in 1967 in the Haight, 1966 I think it was, pulled us in right off the street into a record store and said "You've got to listen to this! You've got to listen to this!" and it was "Tomorrow Never Knows". We felt very strongly at that time that The Beatles were on the same wavelength as us.."

Mountain Girl has also described the Acid Tests as featuring lots of Beatles music.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-06-09 23:30:52

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 9, 2009 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

I lived in Cleveland one summer (it felt much longer) and at the RNR Hall they had Linda Eastman's photos of the boys at 710 and surrounding environs, with a voice over by her husband and him describing what great guys they were, what a special time period it was, etc. He (Macca) seemed to have a genuine affection for them. Speaking of Brian Jones, her photo book has some great shots of him.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 9, 2009 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

A regular WC fields...[didn't he say he spent a year in Philadelphia one night?]

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 9, 2009 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

Hey! That's it! SD--that was the one I was recalling that was positive...I knew it was something about a song or something similar...seems Phil was always doing that with songs. Didn't they start doing Dancin in the streets after him hearing it on the radio or some such?

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jun 9, 2009 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

Phil on "Dancing In The Streets":

"We always thought of this as a kind of "hippie anthem" as much as anything else. I remember driving down a street in Santa Monica on the way to the beach sometime in '66, hearing it on the radio and thinking "We GOTTA do this tune!"

Phil from liner notes of "Fallout From The Phil Zone".

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 9, 2009 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

Certainly Jerry and Mickey didn't return the favor...the story of them being at the Winterland show and Mickey saying to Jerry "this is the best fuckin' rock band in the world!" (Cream) and Jerry saying "tonight they are" which I think was insightful on any number of levels...

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jun 9, 2009 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

Photobucket

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 9, 2009 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

Great shot. Thanks.

Hey WT, Clapton/Winwood tour begins tomorrow night.... Willie Weeks on bass may be the best part. He's a monster.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 9, 2009 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

Cool! See em in a few weeks! I'll ask him about those Jerry quotes...damn Brit.